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Improving life through the gift of transplant.
It is extremely challenging to be told your child has an organ that is failing. Fortunately, IU Health Transplant at Riley Children's Health offers comprehensive transplant services for pediatric patients. Specialized care, years of experience and outstanding outcomes are hallmarks of our pediatric transplantation program. We are part of IU Health Transplant, a nationally recognized organ transplant center with a mission to help patients return to self-sufficient, active lives. IU Health Transplant ranks among the top 10 transplant centers in the U.S. by volume and is the largest, most comprehensive center of its kind in Indiana and the surrounding region.
IU Health Transplant at Riley Children's Health performs the following types of organ transplants:
Our comprehensive approach is what sets us apart from other transplant centers. Your child's transplant team will include dedicated surgeons, doctors, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, chaplains, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, financial navigators and procurement specialists. The team also includes dedicated Child Life experts. Our support staff works exclusively in organ transplant care, making them experts in their field. Specially trained coordinators and nurses provide compassionate, quality care during all aspects of your child's treatment.
We will keep your family engaged by allowing you to stay in the same room as your child. This helps your entire family become comfortable and familiar with the transplant team.
We offer a number of different Transplant services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Learn more about the doctors with the Transplant Department at Riley at IU Health.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
The Transplant at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
View our Guide to Surgery to ease anxiety and prepare you and your child before surgery.
Creamos esta guía como un recurso para ayudarlo a comprender mejor nuestro proceso y para aliviar un poco la ansiedad que pueda estar experimentando.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
We work closely with referring physicians who have a patient requiring a transplant, keeping them informed of the progress and treatment of the patient throughout the entire process. Referring physicians may call to refer a patient to IU Health Transplant at Riley Children's Hospital. For a hospital transfer, please contact our 24/7 Transfer Center at 1.877.44RILEY (877.447.4539).
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond. Please call the appropriate number below.
Liver Transplant (Phone): 800.382.4602
Liver Transplant (Fax): 317.968.1497
Kidney Transplant (Phone): 800.382.4602
Kidney Transplant (Fax): 317.968.1499
Intestine/Multivisceral Transplant (Phone): 800.382.4602
Intestine/Multivisceral Transplant (Fax): 317.968.1497
Heart Transplant (Phone): 317.944.9780
Heart Transplant (Fax): 317.944.7800
Our connection with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our transplant team the unique opportunity to be involved in several research initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Our research currently focuses on:
In partnership with the IU School of Medicine, Riley at IU Health provides exceptional training opportunities in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. The abdominal transplantation fellowship trains fellows at IU Health University Hospital and Riley at IU Health. It is one of only a few programs with the necessary volume to train fellows in all organ systems.